Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime update: Developer ROM 8.4.12 now available

Redmi Note 5 Oreo update release

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime in August 2017. Launched with MIUI9 OS, which runs on Android Nougat build, you may be wondering if and when the Redmi Note 5A and its Prime editions would get the Oreo update.

It’s easy to guess that many Xiaomi fans have already dreamed up Redmi Note 5A as their next device, as it’s easily one of the best in its range. And even though software update isn’t a reason why you’d buy a Xiaomi phone, it’s still good to know in advance if you do care about Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Well, here’s what we know so far.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime Oreo update

Expected release date: Q3 2018

  • Xiaomi hasn’t revealed its Oreo plans for Redmi Note 5A and 5A Prime
  • The pair should get Oreo, though
  • Can expect the release in Q3 2018

Quick software updates isn’t Xiaomi’s strength, but that’s not to say their software track record isn’t impressive. In fact, MIUI9 is one of the most revered of custom skins out there, and there aren’t many that users like more than it.

So, even though Xiaomi would be late to upgrade to Oreo, it will always have plenty of nice updates even on Nougat to keep Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime users happy. Talking Oreo strictly though, well, it might take Xiaomi up to somewhere between Q2 and Q3 2018 to release Android 8.0 update for Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime.

Redmi Note 5 Oreo update: All you need to know

With the Oreo update, you get some cool features like picture-in-picture, way faster device restart, Notification dots, new Settings app, notifications snooze, and more. Looks-wise though, you get MIUI on top of Android 8.0 Oreo (or maybe Oreo 8.1). The Oreo update on Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime would be nothing like how it looks on Google Pixel 2, but it’s still pretty good.

Also: Android 8.0 Oreo Root | Android Oreo features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A updates timeline

 Date  Software version  Android OS  Changelog
 13 Apr 2018 MIUI9 8.4.12 (Developer ROM)  Android 7.1.2 Top Sites introduced with New UI, Quickly switch the language in News Feed (India and Indonesia), Added quick SMS action buttons for popular SMSes.

Full changelog

5 Feb 2018 MIUI9 V9.2.5 Android 7.1.2 NA
8 Jan 2018 MIUI9 V9.2.1 Andr0id 7.1.2 NA
6 Dec 2017 MIUI9 V9.1.2 Android 7.1.2 Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting, Simplified the UI, “Add to favorites” icon adjustments, and more

Full changelog

14 Nov 2017 MIUI9 V8.5.6 Android 7.1.2 Global Mi Video, Global Mi Drop, All-new Silent mode, App lock adjustments, fixes for issues with earphones during VoLTE calls and second space force closed in some cases.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime updates timeline

 Date  Software version  Android OS  Changelog
13 Apr 2018 MIUI9 8.4.12 Android 7.1.2 Top Sites introduced with New UI, Quickly switch the language in News Feed (India and Indonesia), Added quick SMS action buttons for popular SMSes.

Full changelog

5 Feb 2018 MIUI9 V9.2.3 Android 7.1.2 NA
12 Jan 2018 MIUI9 V9.2.1 Android 7.1.2 Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting, simplified the UI, “Add to favorites” icon adjustments, and more

Full changelog

6 Dec 2017 MIUI9 9.1.2 Android 7.1.2 Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged, New display formats for update logs in Updater, Search for apps in Dual apps settings, Added Mi Drop, and more

Full changelog

14 Nov 2017 MIUI9 8.5.2 Android 7.1.2 NA
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